Pre-Planning FAQs

Everything you need to know and want to ask about pre-planning.

You’ve taken an important step by choosing to pre-plan. Congratulations. By taking steps to arrange these important plans now, you’ve taken a large burden off of your beloved family, providing them with greater peace of mind. You’re relieving your family of the cost that can be associated with planning a burial, allowing them to celebrate and honor your life. And finally, you’re ensuring that every last detail is planned according to your own wishes and needs.

You might have some questions as you begin the path towards pre-planning. We’re here to help answer them.

Here are some questions that often come up from others at the same stage:

What is Perpetual Care? How does it make Trinity Memorial Gardens the best choice?

A perpetual care cemetery is permanently maintained through a perpetual care fund. For each space or mausoleum crypt sold, 10% of the selling price is trusted to that fund. The principal may never be touched, only the interest may be used. This guarantees a family's burial estate will be beautiful forever, unlike other cemeteries and facilities that cannot guarantee perpetual care—leaving the future care of your loved one's final resting place in doubt.

Can I move a previously planned arrangement?

We don't know when our family may relocate, however, it is important to always have your loved ones protected in the event of an emergency. Trinity Memorial Gardens is a member of the International Cemetery and Funeral Association. This Association provides a program called credit exchange plan. This entitles families to be able to transfer their burial estate dollar per dollar to an affiliate 75 miles or further in the United States.

Do I need to purchase a burial vault?

In most areas of the country, state or local laws do not require that you buy a container to surround the casket in the grave. Trinity Memorial Gardens does require that you have such a container so that the ground will not sink and the safety of our visitors and staff is protected.

I’ve heard about mausoleum burials - what are the benefits?

People choose mausoleum crypts because they are both clean and dry. They offer a good alternative for those who prefer to not be interred in the ground.

Are there vaults for cremated remains?

Yes, we offer urn vaults, designed for in-ground burial of cremated remains. We have a wide selection available, so we are sure we can help you find a beautiful option that is a good fit for your taste and preferences.

Can two cremations be performed at once?

No. Not only is it illegal to do so, most modern cremation chambers are not of sufficient size to accommodate more than one adult.

Are cemeteries running out of space?

Just like other open spaces, cemeteries have been impacted by the sheer number of people on our planet. However, funeral homes and local cemeteries can always help you find the space you need, so don’t ever feel that there is not an option to meet your needs. Trinity Memorial Gardens has sufficient space for generations to come.

We know that you may have other questions, so feel free to call us at anytime so that we can walk you your options and help you create the best possible plan for you.

(301) 932-8900